Poydras & Peters

3.2
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Offering approachable and affordable American fare that invokes curiosity and fun, POYDRAS & PETERS uses fresh and locally sourced ingredients, reflecting the dynamic landscape of New Orleans cuisine. This new restaurant concept pays homage to the cultural diversity and historical significance of the Poydras Market of 1838. The Poydras Market (1832-1938) occupied the land in the center of Poydras Street between South Rampart and Baronne Street, featuring local seafood and produce brought to the area by the New Basin Canal. Poydras & Peters takes inspiration from the melting pot of cultures represented at the Market, and brings beautifully diverse flavors to each dish on the menu. The bar program at the restaurant serves up seasonal craft cocktails and locally inspired small plates, while also offering local craft beers, over 45 whiskeys and a local rum flight.
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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and attentiveness were outstanding! I have visited Poydras and Peters for happy hour, but loved the breakfast and can’t wait to go back.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was NOT worth the money. Entire restaurant was empty without any other groups or reservations. Do not recommend.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Our brunch food took over an hour to come out despite the fact that there were only 4 or 5 other tables seated. One table told us their food took almost two hours. We got a lot of apologies and they did comp the meal after the wait. But I’d steer clear unless they seriously improve their systems.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had reservations for brunch at 9:45. Unfortunately, they did not have a table for us for 20 minutes. Once we sat at the table, it took an additional 15 minutes to pour water and to take a drink order. It also took an additional 25 minutes to get our coffee that we ordered. We had ordered our food and sat at the table for over one hour without any additional communication from the staff.

The kitchen may have been shorthanded; but, if the manager and or the wait staff would’ve communicated with us their reasons for a long wait time we could’ve made alternative accommodations earlier.

After 80 minutes, we offered to pay for our coffee and walked to another restaurant (Mother’s-5star).

OT
Mississippi
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience1

We arrived with a party of eight. Restaurant was completely empty when we arrived for a business dinner at 7:15. Food was very good. Everyone in the group enjoyed their meal, except seven of the meals arrived together and we had to wait 8-10 minutes for the last person to be served. At the end of the meal, we were informed that the checks could not be split more than three ways. We did not think to ask about this in advance, so this is out fault. Still, it’s surprising that a restaurant that is located close to the convention center and is affiliated with a Loews hotel would not be more flexible and accommodating.

EN
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

When you want to escape for a quiet yet tasty dining experience, this is the perfect place. The decor is beautiful, yet comfortable and the menu was well rounded and tasty.

DN
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Gumbo was slightly salty. I couldn’t finish it. The fried oysters were delicious. The customer Service was grade A.

JO
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!!

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RB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was very good, both wait staff & mgmt. were helpful and courteous.

Food menu very limited and not many other diners being served. Only one other group was in thedining room.

TA
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very limited menu

BB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Much better than we expected for a restaurant in a hotel. Could not have loved it more.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience nice table. Server was very attentive.

OT
Osaka
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

様々なガンボを食べましたが、このお店のガンボはとても美味しかったです。日本人の口に合う食事が多かったように思います。

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SW
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not very "NOLAish". I first noticed that it was almost empty but then I understood why. The waitstaff was struggling with the orders and they were simple orders. The wait was long and the dining room was almost empty. I was not impressed with the food. It was plain. I would not recommend it. Thank you.

b
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice place to have Sunday brunch. Lovely Jazz combo, engaging. Noise low level and could carry on a conversation. We will book again

JO
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it !!!! Recommend to everyone

M
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Worthy successor to Adelides. Limited but excellent menu. Good wine selection. In Lowe's hotel.

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

After having gone to Poydras and Peters five years ago and being pleasantly impressed, I felt really lucky to be able to get a spot there on a busy graduation weekend. However, my excitement quickly faded into remorse after sitting for 45 minutes just to get our Brunch. When we arrived, we were sat down at an absurdly large table, and when we asked to be moved to a booth, we were told that the booths were reserved and wouldn’t seat our party (no one ever sat in the booths, and we most definitely could have fit). There was a pleasant band playing, though, so I was not too perturbed. Then, the food came. The “Bayou Breakfast” came with Spiced Potatoes (these were flavorless and likely frozen) and Pecan-Infused Bacon (not pecan-infused, nor good bacon(they messed up bacon?!)). I ordered the Barbecued Shrimp and Grits, and it consisted of bad shrimp and grits floating in a sea of oil. We had also ordered the Avocado Toast, which came on white bread and practically none of the arugula it had promised. Then, the pièce de résistance: the “Giant” Cinnamon Roll. We had to wait even longer for this because there were some problems in the kitchen of some sort. When it finally arrived, we were shocked that a seemingly-nice restaurant would dare to serve us four mini Slice and Bake rolls after having charged us $10 for a Giant Cinnamon Roll. The only giant thing about the cinnamon rolls was how much of a disappointment they were. I should’ve taken a picture, but if you would like to see what they looked like, type in Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls on Google. I think it was said best when my father said, “Poydras and Peter? More like Poydras and Don’t Eat Here.” Good day.

a
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

They changed their menu to what I would call bar food. When we asked the server he said they changed menu two weeks prior to our visit. Very disappointing and in retrospect we should have left

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Mother’s Day. Worst experience ever. We had reservations for 12. The brunch jazz band left as we sat. There we’re only two other tables. The service was horrible and the bill was inflated. They did not have three main fresh items in the brunch menu so I had to order fish from the kids menu and substituted the fries. I got the fries anyway and was charged $8 for side salad. The bill was inflated the best way she could inflate it and charged 20 percent gratuity for four adults and 2 children. The service was horrible and the alcoholic drinks didn’t arrive to the table for at-least 20 minutes with no one in the restaurant or bar. They over billed me $1-2 more for almost everything ordered then what the menu read. When I asked for the difference the waitresses and the manager looked at me like I was crazy and one said “ so we owe you $3” and laughed. They are lucky I didn’t ask for more of the mistakes to be corrected and the gratuity to be removed so I could tip what she deserved. I handed the difference to the valet and left knowing I would never return. I was thankful to be with my mother and family so it didn’t ruin our day. The inflation of the bill made them appear dishonest. I see why the Brennan’s left this place. There are way to many restaurants to spend $180 in. Don’t waste your time and money here hence that’s why I’m leaving this review.

WF
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Made reservations and walked into an empty restaurant—needless to say, not a good sign. The dinner menu was completely different from the one online. We went ahead and ordered and the food was mostly ok, and admittedly our server was very attentive, but overall a mediocre experience. Seems like there was a recent menu reboot that wasn’t successful, so caution unless that changes.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous restaurant. Food was so tasty.

OT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Amazing culinary showmanship by the chefs. Friendly waitstaff explained the restaurant concept and menu selections while the ambiance presented a hipster vibe.

OT
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was mediocre. Service was not very good as they used the multiple servers per table approach which resulted in our being asked the same questions 2or 3 times. Not likely to return.

JO
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Incredible food! Loved everything!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Understaffed and disorganized

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I made a booking but when we arrived on time, we were told to wait 15min because they had seated walkins on our table.
Poor service standards

E
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed the tomato basil soup, scallops with cauliflower and pear, and salmon with eggplant and cucumber. Presentation and taste were excellent! We had the cherry beignets for dessert which were outstanding!

M
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Food!

c
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server , Emily was amazing & so sweet . My gumbo was delicious and my salmon was seasoned to perfection ! The atmosphere was filled with love , I’ll definitely be back .

JO
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!!!!

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s
New Orleans
35 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Having eaten at Cafe' Adelaide for years, this was a bit of a strange experience. We were literally the only table in the entire restaurant at 11:30 on a Friday. Only one other table was seated while we were there.

As for the food, I had the chicken sandwich and the chicken was ever so slightly undercooked (a BIG no-no). But everything else was very good. I had the gumbo and my friend had the roasted cauliflower soup and the special salad, both of which he liked.

The service was just ok.

RV
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service left a lot to be desired and the food was simply ok.

WD
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not Bad, But Definitely Better Choices in New Orleans

BM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The service was very slow. We asked for juice when the first waiter provided water. This was not delivered until we asked additional times. The poached eggs on my eggs benedict had solid yolks. Never have I seen poached eggs cooked in such an over cooked manner. We had eaten here before when the restaurant was called Adelaides. Their service was also slow but the original menu was more inviting, more varied than the current menu. After reading about the expertise of the chef, we decided to try it again. What a mistake. We will not be dining here again. There are too many restaurants providing outstanding food to waste our time here.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Didn’t have table ready and only 2 other tables in restaurant and no one waiting to be seated. Hostess had bad attitude. Orders were not correct. No check back on food or drink orders during meal. . No one cared about anything regarding our meal. Embarrassing to us host to friends. Not a 4.5 star restaurant. At best a 2.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

One of our dishes was great (scallops), everything else was mediocre. The service was not great either. We had coupons for drinks, but our drinks were charged. The salad I got wasn’t the one I ordered, still ate it, it was ok. I asked the waitress to describe a pasta dish, she described it as a tomato sauce with Parmesan. It was not tomato-based at all, and there was no Parmesan. Clearly she didn’t know so just made it up.

CD
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Well prepared food served by an attentive but unobtrusive staff. The only drawback was it didn’t have a real “New Orleans” feel.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food portions were small making our selections very overpriced. Our food was was cooked well, but was paired with vegetarian choices we did not like. Our server worked very hard but was too overwhelmed with other customers to take care of us very well. Our water glasses were only refilled as we were ready to leave. I would not eat here again nor recommend this restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great steak. Server was overwhelmed.